We are testing a new beta website for gov.scot go to new site

The Impact of Welfare Reform in Scotland - Tracking Study - Sweep 3 Report

DescriptionThe aim of the study is to explore the impact of on-going welfare changes on a range of households in Scotland over time. This report provides the findings from the first three sweeps of interviews, conducted between September 2013 and March 2015. It looks at cumulative impacts over time as well as findings from an in depth module on support accessed by those claiming benefits.
Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateJune 01, 2015


Dr Helen Graham*, Dr Valerie Egdell*, Professor Ronald McQuaid**, Professor Robert Raeside*

*Employment Research Institute, Edinburgh Napier University
**Stirling Management School, University of Stirling

ISBN 978 1 78544 385 5 (web only publication)
PPDAS 50390

This document is also available in pdf format (996 KB)




Executive Summary

1. Introduction
Background and research objectives
Policy and economic context
Structure of the Report

2. Methodology And Data
Sample characteristics

3. The Impact Of Welfare Reform
The immediate impact of change
The ongoing impact of change
Expectations of, and attitudes towards, future change

4. The Role Of Support In Mitigating Welfare Reform Impacts
Accessing help and support
General issues

5. Conclusions
Key findings and policy implications
The next stage of the study